How to Locate the Orifice on a GE Stove

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You need to know where the orifices are on a GE stove when you want to convert the stove from natural (municipal, street fed) gas to liquid petroleum (LPG) gas. LPG is sometimes called propane. The orifices need to be changed out when you convert the GE stove to propane because the two gasses have different burning characteristics and the orifices facilitate the correct air ratio burning for each type of gas. The stove will leave the factory set for natural gas.

  • Locate the propane orifices and instructions. They will be found attached in a bag on the GE stove next to the pressure regulator.

  • Detach the bag and examine the orifices.

  • Locate the existing orifices. They will be installed on the stove and will be at the ends of the pipes that carry the gas to the burners. They will be brass and have holes in them. They will look like the orifices in Step 2, except the holes will be a different size.

Tips & Warnings

  • Yellow tips on the outer cones is normal for propane gas. Soft blue flames are normal for natural gas.
  • Keep the instructions and natural gas orifices after you have converted the GE stove to propane because you may want them again if you convert it back.
  • Large or yellow burner flames indicate you have an improper gas to air ratio. This is related to the orifices.

References

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